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Raleigh city workers demand fair wages
Thursday, October 19, 2017
RALEIGH – The Raleigh City Workers Union, chapter of UE local 150, hosted an informational picket Tuesday at city hall. The Raleigh City Council was scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., when employees cannot attend. Alongside workers, many community supporters from the Triangle People’s Assembly, Black Workers for Justice, Raleigh Police Accountability
Shaw alumnus named DPS superintendent
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
DURHAM – Franklin County Schools’ loss is Durham Public Schools’ gain. Pascal Mubenga, superintendent of FCS since 2015, was introduced Monday night as the new superintendent for DPS. Mubenga beat out 41 candidates for the top job. “I am grateful for the opportunity afforded to me as the superintendent of Durham Public
People skills primed Pittsboro Elementaryís Poston
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
PITTSBORO — It’s Chris Poston’s people skills that are enabling students to flourish at Pittsboro Elementary School. “Mr. Poston is really good at building trust,” Pittsboro Elementary assistant principal Sarah Petty said. Five years ago, Poston was trusted with the keys to Pittsboro Elementary. He developed into the school
NCCU awarded millions to close health care gap
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University has been awarded $16.3 million by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, for a new Research Center in Minority Institutions focusing on elevating the university’s health disparities research program. Led by Deepak Kumar, Ph.D.,
New program reduces absenteeism in primary schools
Friday, October 6, 2017
DURHAM – A pilot program reduced absenteeism in elementary schools by an average of 10 percent, according to a new study by Duke researchers. Chronic absenteeism is linked to poor grades, low test scores and, eventually, dropping out of high school. While most truancy prevention efforts focus on middle and high school students, the Early Truancy
Durham fires back at state over school takeover plan
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Two weeks, Bryan Proffitt says. That’s about how long he says Durham parents, educators and community leaders have to convince the head of North Carolina’s contentious charter takeover district that a takeover in Durham isn’t worth the fight. “Can we beat one guy?” said Proffitt, president of the Durham Association of
Study: SNAP benefits donít provide a healthy diet
Thursday, September 28, 2017
RALEIGH – A new study from North Carolina State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43 percent to 60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for a healthy diet. The study highlights the

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